Enjoy glistening winter days in the high altitude valley of Lenzerheide. Little known in Britain, this resort enjoys double helpings of sun and endless slopes to enjoy.
Famously known locally as Switzerland's diamond in the snow, the resort of Lenzerheide is situated in a snow-clad powder bowl surrounded by a mountain panorama - guests will not be disappointed by the breathtaking scenery Lenzerheide offers. Little known outside Switzerland, Lenzerheide's empty pistes feel as if they were groomed especially for you, providing each skier in your party with a personal experience. Cruise through trees and immerse yourself in Lenzerheide's alpine culture as you glide past Michelin starred mountain restaurants, chalets and bars. Ed Leigh, presenter of BBC Ski Sunday, was quoted in the Financial Times' Pink Snow edition in October 2013 saying, "I've taken the opportunity to explore some lesser-known resorts. The most recent gem I've found is Lenzerheide in Switzerland. It has terrain to suit every skier and plenty of altitude to ensure fresh snow."
To read about a family's experience of travelling with us to Lenzedrheide, visit our blog, STORIES.
The resort has recently seen a dramatic improvement in its ski terrain with the 1.7km double-track cable car uniting it with the resort of Arosa, in the adjacent valley to the north. The cable car, with a capacity of 150 skiers, connects the Hornli of Arosa with the Urdenfurggli in Lenzerheide. Recent developments also include two six man chairs to form a new link from Heimberg to Urdenfurggli via Motta, transforming both resorts and catapulting them into the top 10 Swiss ski areas with a fully linked domain of 42 lifts and 225km of pistes, at an altitude of 1,230-2,865m.
Lenzerheide is the perfect place for little ones to learn or improve their skiing in our Yeti programme, and older children and teens will have a wonderful time honing their skills on the slopes in SnoZone. With a very good nursery slope area complete with magic carpets and tow ropes, your little ones are sure to have a ball. Our clients thrive off the 'Sanaspans' run as it is a 1500 vertical meter off-piste descent from the top of 'Rothorn' (2865m) all the way down to 'Lenzerheide' (1475m). When the conditions are right it means you can ski all day long in fresh powder. A run known very well by the locals is called the 'speed' which has everything to offer from long wide flatter sections for carving to steeper parts for picking up speed.
The Audi Funslope in Lenzerheide is the perfect place for young skiers to try out their race technique!
We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail before ever sending a client. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.
Priva Alpine Lodge
Head to Priva Alpine Lodge for something a little bit different! New for winter 2013/14, the Priva Alpine Lodge offers unique chalet and apartment-style accommodation with all the benefits of a hotel.
The Schweizerhof is located in the heart of the village of Lenzerheide. With five restaurants and their exceptional BergSpa, you won't want for anything else on your holidays.
Set against the unique backdrop of the Grisons Mountains, on the side of the Lenzerheide valley this family-run 4-star-superior resort offers beautiful views southward over the tops of pines.
At 1450m above sea level, Hotel Lenzerhorn offers spectacular alpine views alongside its first class service.
Located 1600 metres above sea level in the hamlet of Sporz, directly above Lenzerheide, the Guarda Val combines the fascination of a deep-rooted Graubunden alp tradition with a contemporary concept Alpine design.
From Michelin to Gault Millau, Lenzerheide and the nearby hamlet of Valbella offer a host of top-quality cuisine for your evenings. For a meal during the day, we selected some unique opportunities for high altitude gastronomy in the area, where you can enjoy stunning mountain views while you dine.
Panorama Rothorngipfel, Lenzerheide
This restaurant allows you to view more than 1000 mountain peaks. The restaurant serves a large variety of Swiss and international specialities to suit every palate, sit on the sun-terrace to enjoy it even more!
Alp Fops, Lenzerheide
Located at the top of Piza Scalotta at 2,300m, this cosy refuge takes guests back in time. The menu is basic but delicious, with local cheese and air dried meats served on wooden platters with fresh bread and other accompaniments.
Indulge in some off the slope action in the idyllic countryside of white forests and frozen lakes. Whether you enjoy hiking in the snow or trying out over 50km of cross-country tracks, using the eight natural ice rinks or tobogganing down the slopes, there's something to tickle everyone's fancy. The BergSpa at the Hotel Schweizerhof is delighted to welcome you to the largest Hammam in the Alps! The entire Wellness Oasis at this hotel is a treat, with everything from whirlpools to relaxing saunas and a full range of treatments.
It's hard to see how this slice of heaven could get any better with its Turkish baths, saunas, steam baths and ample massages - relaxation is guaranteed. At the Priva Alpine Lodge you can rest weary ski legs in the indoor pool or work off extra indulgences in the fitness room. Massages and beauty treatments are available upon request. The gorgeous wellness tower at the Valbella Inn comes complete with everything you'd expect from an Alpine resort. With saunas, steam baths, hot stone lounges, salt and ice exfoliation, massages and beauty treatments you'll be in the epicentre of luxury. Additionally, there's an indoor pool with Jacuzzi and a gym in the main building.
We run the children's programmes below in Lenzerheide during selected weeks over the winter season. Click here to see all of the children's programmes Powder Byrne offers.
If you like the sound of Lenzerheide we'd be happy to help you find out more!